Nomination Day Live Coverage

146PM: PAP's Seetoh Yi Pin@Tao Nan school addresses crowd: "This is my third time contesting Potong Pasir... Please give me a chance to serve you."

SPP's Lina Chiam, wife of Chiam See Tong, speaks to crowd: "For 27 years, you have supported my husband... I salute Potong Pasir residents: You have the unbeatable spirit, courage, bravery, pride and patriotism. I salute each one of you... the PAP has tried in vain to tempt you." (cut short by election official because speech over-runs allotted time)

PAP candidate Tin Pei Ling @Tao Nan School addresses crowd: "We will continue to fight at Marine Parade even though we face opposition... We'll not let up our efforts."

Nicole Seah, the GE's youngest candidate, from NSP team addresses crowd: "Why is NSP in Marine Parade GRC, a constituency that has not been contested for 19 years? It's because residents, citizens of Singapore, you have a choice. You have a choice to hold the PAP accountable for its policies... you, as a citizen, deserve to be engaged...and deserve to be heard. We will hear what you have to say."

MCYS Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan @Greenridge Sec School: "This election is about our homes, our families, our children and our jobs... Majulah PAP, Majulah Singapura."

SDP team led by Dr Vincent Wijeysingha's turn to address the crowd: "We raised an objection regarding the PAP team for Holland Bukit-Timah. We raised two specific points of objection... They told us that objections were over-ruled but did not tell us why... I call upon the Returning Officer at the Elections Department to look into this anomaly."

126PM: DPM and PAP MP Wong Kan Seng @ Deyi Secondary School addresses crowd on SPP contest at Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC:"You know what we have done for the last five years. I know you will choose wisely." Crowd chants "Mas Selamat... Mas Selamat."

SPP's Chiam See Tong on contesting Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC: "Vote for SPP and the SPP will get the PAP to be more accountable... If you want the credit, you must be able to take the fall."
120PM:  Foreign Minister George Yeo addresses PAP supporters @ Deyi Sec School: "As expected, WP has fielded a strong team at Aljunied GRC... But we will fight hard to win the heart and mind of every voter. We have detailed plans to develop Aljunied in the next five years. This will be a crucial contest...Give us your full support."

WP's Sylvia Lim addresses crowd: "This election, we are determined to make a breakthrough in Aljunied GRC... We believe your lives will improve if PAP government faces a strong WP challenge in Parliament....We promise to serve you... we trust in your judgment. You are our secret weapon."

WP's Low Thia Kiang speaks in Mandarin: "We are confident we can take Aljunied. Vote for us so we can go into Parliament and give the PAP a strong debate." 

PM Lee Hsien Loong "welcomes contest" by Reform Party in Ang Mo Kio GRC team. He "will work as a team to win people's support". 

Sengkang West's PAP candidate Lam Pin Min in speech: 'Please vote for me'.

Workers' Party candidate Koh Choon Yong: 'My parents initially objected when I joined politics. That was five years ago...Now they're in the crowd among you supporting me...there's a change in the Singaporean mindset...this is the first step towards a First World parliament."

Reports that a PAP supporter faints at Deyi Secondary School. Taken away by ambulance.

MM Lee in victory speech: 'Feeble effort' by opposition team to contest the GRC who were late to submit their papers. I would have welcomed the contest... but I promise I will look after Tanjong Pagar residents for the next five years.

PAP team of Lee Kuan Yew, Indranee Rajah, Chan Chun Sing, Lily Neo and Chia Shi-Lu declared winners of Tanjong Pagar GRC.

SDP team's objection at Holland-Bukit Timah GRC noted but over-ruled by Assistant Returning Officer.

It's confirmed: Tanjong Pagar GRC led by MM Lee is a walkover.

Objection raised by SDP team led by Dr Vincent Wijeysingha at Holland-Bukit GRC. It contests that PAP candidate Miss Sim Ann is listed in her nomination papers as "unemployed" but as she is still serving out her notice of resignation, technically, she is still in the Civil Service, which disqualifies her from the GE. The SDP team objects to her candidacy and strenuously request the Returning Officer to declare her candidacy null and void.

Awaiting confirmation of all nomination papers.

SDA's Ng Teck Siong's last-minute decision to contest Tanjong Pagar GRC falls through after he missies deadline for nomination. 

Independent candidate Boon Suan Ban who wanted to run in Mountbatten is disqualified due to nomination form error.

Workers' Party Moulmein-Kallang team: Frieda Chen, Toh Hong Boon, Mohd Rahzan Bin Ya'cob, l. Somasundaram. PAP team led by Minister Yaacob Ibrahim.

Independent candidate for Mounbatten SMC rejected after his forms were not properly filled.

Early reports point to a three-cornered fight in Punggol East SMC. Straight fights expected in all other constituencies except Tanjong Pagar GRC.

Reports that a last-minute opposition team is trying to contest Tanjong Pagar GRC.

Lam Pin Min confirmed as PAP candidate for Sengkang West SMC.

Parties begin checking each other's nomination forms.

Hundreds of PAP fans at Deyi Secondary School awaiting confirmation of nominations (below). Opposition supporters gather on the other side.

(Yahoo! photo)
(Yahoo! photo)

1200PM: Deadline for Nomination passes. 82 out of 87 seats to be contested. Only Tanjong Pagar GRC appears to be uncontested. Official confirmation @1230pm.

Independent candidate and acupuncturist Zeng Guoyang tears up nomination papers a few metres from security checks at Tao Nan School.

All 12 SMCs to be contested: Temasek Review

PAP team confirmed at Tanjong Pagar: MM Lee, Lily Neo, Indranee Rajah, Chan Choon Seng and new candidate Chia Shi-Lu. Expected to go up against SDA's hastily-assembled team.

Workers' Party team of John Yam, Angela Oon, Sajeev, Watson Chong, Dr Poh Lee Guan will run against Law Minister K Shanmugam's team in Nee Soon.

1145AM: WP party candidate Yaw Shin Leong will take over Low Thia Kiang's place in Hougang. He will be up against PAP's Desmond Choo.

IT'S OFFICIAL: Workers' Party 'A-team' of Low Thia Kiang, Sylvia Lim, Chen Show Mao, Pritam Singh and Mohd Faisal Manap will be contesting Aljunied GRC. Will be up against PAP incumbents George Yeo, Ong Ye Kung, Lim Hwee Hua, Zainul Abidin and Cynthia Phua.

Lina Chiam, wife of SPP leader Chiam See Tong, at Tao Nan school. Expected to contest Potong Pasir SMC, taking over her husband.

Internet sensation Nicole Seah (right) and her National Solidarity Party colleague at Tao Nan school. Expected to contest Marine-Parade GRC.

(Yahoo! photo)
(Yahoo! photo)


No suprises at Holland-Bukit Timah GRC where PAP's Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and his team have confirmed their candidacy. They will be up against SDP team led by Dr Vincent Wijeysingha, Tan Jee Say, Ang Yong Guan and Michelle Lee Juan.

Three-cornered fight confirmed at Punggol SMC between SDA's Desmond Lim, PAP's Michael Palmer and WP's Lee Li Lian.

Unconfirmed reports that Workers' Party 'A-team' of Low Thia Kiang, Sylvia Lim, Chen Show Mao and  Pritam Singh are contesting at Aljunied GRC.

SDP's ALec Tok confirms candidacy for Bukit Panjang SMC.

PAP's Teo Ho Pin confirms candidacy at Bukit Panjang SMC. Huge PAP support at Greenridge Secondary School. Outnumber SDP supporter by 5 to1.

Minister of Foreign Affairs George Yeo (below) and his team at Deyi Secondary School. He's expected to defend Aljunied GRC. Expected to be THE fight of the General Elections if WP chief Low Thia Kiang and his "A"-team contest the ward.

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Yahoo! photo


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister Wong Kan Seng arrive at Deyi Secondary School.

(Yahoo! photo)
(Yahoo! photo)


SPP chief Chiam See Tong and Benjamin Pwee arrive to loud cheers at Deyi Secondary School. Expected to stand in Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.



Minister Mah Bow Tan speaks to media, refuses to talk about housing. Also explains that NTUC youth wing leader Steve Tan dropped out of elections due to "personal reasons". Also said no particular reason why his place on the Tampines GRC team is going to Tanjong Pagar's Baey Yam Keng, who he wlecomes to his Tampines team. Rowdy scenes at Dunman Secondary School

Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan arrives at Greenridge Secondary School. Expected to defend his Holland-Bukit Timah GRC. PAP's Teo Ho Pin also arrives and he's expected to contest Bukit Panjang SMC. 

MM Lee arrives at SCGS. Expected to defend his Tanjong Pagar GRC.

(Yahoo! photo)
(Yahoo! photo)


Minister Mah Bow Tan and Tanjong Pagar MP Baey Yam Keng turn up at Dunman Secondary School. Baey is expected to be redeployed to Tampines GRC to replace Steve Tan, who earlier dropped out of the GE due to "personal reasons".

Minister Mah Bow Tan and Tanjong Pagar MP Baey Yam Keng turn up at Dunman Secondary School. Baey is expected to be redeployed to replace Steve Tan, who earlier dropped out of the GE due to "personal reasons.'
Minister Mah Bow Tan and Tanjong Pagar MP Baey Yam Keng turn up at Dunman Secondary School. Baey is expected to be redeployed to replace Steve Tan, who earlier dropped out of the GE due to "personal reasons.'


Reports that SDA assistant secretary-general Nazem Suki is set to step down and contest as an independent candidate at Tanjong Pagar GRC.

Tanjong Pagar PAP MP Baey Yam Keng expected to replace young NTUC executive secretary Steve Tan, in Tampines GRC. Tan dropped a bombshell earlier this morning when he pulled out of plans to contest the elections due to a "personal decision". He was one of 24 new PAP candidates unveiled.

WP chief Low Thia Kiang and his "A-team" consisting of Sylvia Lim and Chen Show Mao turn up at Deyi Secondary School -- the nomination centre for Aljunied GRC. Signs indicate he will not stand in his stronghold of Hougang SMC.

WP chief Low Thia Kiang and his 'A'-team turn up at Deyi Secondary School. But where will he contest? (Yahoo! photo/Ion Danker)
WP chief Low Thia Kiang and his 'A'-team turn up at Deyi Secondary School. But where will he contest? (Yahoo! photo/Ion Danker)

Welcome to our live coverage of Nomination Day. Today, over 160 candidates will file their candidacy papers at 9 nomination centres across Singapore between 11am to noon today.

15 General Representation Constituencies and 12 single-seat wards are up for grabs. A total of 87 Parliamentary seats are at stake.

Among the big questions: Where will Worker's Party chief Low Thia Kiang decide to contest? Will there be any walkovers? Which wards will see three-cornered fights?

Follow our coverage starting at 1045am.